Does Fat Makes Us Fat?

Does Fat Make Us Fat

A common question that I’m asked is “does fat makes us fat?” Dietary fat has been one of the most maligned foods, both by the medical establishment and in the media. While the idea of a low fat diet was nothing new, it was around the mid 1970s that it got more of a governmental stamp of approval and was encouraged for the wider public. The 80s and 90s were then awash with the idea of “low-fat” and “fat-free”. New developments in food technology meant more foods were being created in a laboratory and the amount of processed foods increased. Rather than missing out on your favourite … [Read more...]

017: How To Improve Your Sleep

How To Improve Your Sleep

Episode 017: When looking at creating health, the importance of sleep is one aspect that people often neglect. You can have a fantastic diet, exercise regularly and manage your stress well, but if you are not sleeping properly it will start to take its toll on your body. This week’s episode of Real Health Radio is all about how to improve your sleep. I go through lots of suggestions on how you can getting better quality sleep, as well as talking about why different issues can come up and how to remedy them. I also talk about sunlight and how daytime activities affect your sleep. … [Read more...]

How Much Protein Do You Need?

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article on how you can work out which are the best forms of carbohydrates for you. It was really well received; I got lots of shares, comments and emails. So I decided to give the same treatment to protein, which seems even more timely given the recent “red meat and processed meat will give you cancer” frenzy. (Something that comes up every 6 months or so, and which I have written about previously). So let’s start with what protein is needed for in the body. The short answer is: everything. Protein is digested and broken down to amino acids. These amino … [Read more...]

Is Food Controlling You?


Lots of women I work with struggle with food. As an outsider looking in you probably wouldn’t notice it. The majority of these women are a “normal” weight. They are “fit” and “attractive” (by societies narrow standards). For all intensive purposes you would look at them and make the assumption that they have this whole food thing sorted out. But behind closed doors it’s a different story. They are currently on and off diets. There is a battle waging between what they “should” eat and what they really “want” to eat. They swing between being “healthy” and sticking to the plan and … [Read more...]

016: Interview With Summer Innanen

Summer Innanen

Episode 016: Welcome to this week's episode of Real Health Radio, where I interview Summer Innanen. Summer is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Body Image Coach. She helps women all over the world to ditch their diet demons, amp up their confidence, and break free of chronic dieting and guilt through her private and group coaching at She is the creator of the 21 Step Body Image Remix, a life-changing 21 day program that helps women embrace their body and unleash the fierce confident woman within, and her flagship Rock Your Body online program gets women off the … [Read more...]

NFL, Money and Dieting

Sports stars are some of the highest paid individuals in the world. And while they may have short careers, in this limited time they can amass a fortune that most can only dream of. The NFL is a perfect example. A 2013 study showed that the average NFL player earned $1.9 million per year and was in the league for 3.5 years, totalling $6.65 million. A different study put an NFL player with a median-length career as earning about $3.2 million in total. Quite different amounts of total earnings, but still a significant amount of money whichever one you take. But what is interesting, despite … [Read more...]

015: A Day In My Life

015 A Day In My Life

Episode 015: This week on Real Health Radio I share with you a day in my life. I explain my eating habits, how I spend my days, the exercise I do, and lots more. It’s a run down of how I spend my life. Here’s what I talk about in this podcast episode: 1:25 Where I live 3:30 Why I use a dawn simulator 4:25 How I start my day 8:30 My client versus non-client days 10:00 What I have for lunch 13:30 How I spend my evenings 15:15 What supplements I take 16:15 What exercise I do 18:40 How I schedule my day 20:25 How I spend my … [Read more...]